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misadventures in cooking

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Heart Cake

I make this lovely cake about once a year. The first time was for Valentine's Day several years ago. Last time, it was to celebrate a recent wedding. This time for a wedding shower. It isn't hard to make if you are patient with a lot of steps. It's very small (6" pan), but it's rich enough that it can easily serve 12 or more. The cake itself is very moist, almost wet. There are only four tablespoons of flour in it. The leavening is whipped eggs whites that are folded into the chocolate mixture. The original recipe calls for amaretto in the buttercream filling, but Gary prefers Grand Marnier or Cointreau, and so I make that substitution a lot. That was the bride's preference this time, too. It was a little too warm when I served it at the party. The buttercream slices prettier when it is cool, like this. It's glazed with chocolate, cream and butter that is poured over the top and sets quite nicely.


At 3/12/2006 7:54 PM, Blogger Julia said...

Usually I'm not a big chocolate fan, but I LOVED every little bite of this cake! Plus it was almost too pretty to cut into! :D

At 3/12/2006 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the recipe for this cake? Can you post it at Cook's Talk? This is gorgeous!!

At 3/12/2006 9:39 PM, Anonymous emily said...

This looks so good.Beautiful.

At 3/13/2006 6:11 PM, Blogger Sheri said...

I love that cake! Even when I made it last time and ruined it, still so tasty. :)

At 3/15/2006 11:49 PM, Anonymous mare said...

Mmmm, chocolate.

At 3/18/2006 9:59 AM, Blogger Ng Wai Mun, Paul said...

Hi there!

Let me introduce myself, I'm Paul, the owner of recipes365.net, I started this weblog recently to showcase a recipe a day everyday. I was wondering would you be interested to be a recipe contributor?

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At 3/20/2006 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amy! please send me directions to your casa! help feed a starvingpoor cyclist :0(

At 4/10/2006 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cake, Amy!

Love and miss you,


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